NOAA NCEI: Ocean Data at Your Fingertips

Gregory R Hammer, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, United States, Jennifer Fulford, National Centers for Environmental Information/IC&MS, Asheville, NC, United States, Heather McCullough, National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States, Andrew Allegra, National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Kaitlin Palubicki, National Centers for Environmental Information/Northern Gulf Institute, Stennis, MS, United States, Angela Sallis, NOAA NCEI/General Dynamics Information Technology, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Andrea R Andersen, National Centers for Environmental Information/ IC&MS, Asheville, NC, United States
Images, maps, video, and data. The vast amount of resources available from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) about the ocean and coasts covers not only a lot of ground, but a lot of water. Learn about key products that showcase marine life, ocean profiles, underwater features, and ship-based explorations. NCEI is the largest archive of ocean, coastal, climate, weather, space, and geophysical data in the world. Our eposter highlights resources for oceanographers, researchers, decision-makers, and for those with an interest in ocean sciences.

  • Benthic Deepwater Animal Identification Guide: The guide is a collection of in situ images created from video frame grabs taken from Deep Discoverer’s remotely operated vehicle of creatures in the depths of the ocean.
  • IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB): Hosted by NCEI for the International Hydrographic Organization, the DCDB contains oceanic soundings acquired by hydrographic, oceanographic, and other vessels during surveys or while on passage.
  • Global Historical Tsunami Data Archive: Started in 2007 as a long-term tsunami data archive, NCEI’s tsunami data includes photos from tsunami events, tide gauge data, DART® buoy data, and statistics about runups and damages from tsunami events back to 2000 B.C. to the present in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.
  • Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas: From original hardcopy maps to a digital portal, information in the Atlas covers everything from Living Marine Resources to Average Water Temperatures in the Gulf. It also has descriptions of the social and economic conditions of the Gulf.
  • Ocean Explorer and Research (OER) Video Portal: The Video Portal’s self-service model makes it simple for users to search NOAA ocean exploration videos by date, dive site, cruise, depth, and geographic coverage.
  • World Ocean Atlas (WOA): NCEI uses observational data from the World Ocean Database (WOD) to create climatologies and statistical data which make up the World Ocean Atlas. WOA then contributes to NCEI’s Ocean Heat Content reports and the Global State of the Climate reports.